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Will a corsair hx 550 be enough to power a 690?

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December 17, 2012 2:33:36 AM

Will a corsair hx 550 be enough to power a 690?Or will I need an upgrade if that's the case then I will get an hx 850

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December 17, 2012 2:47:47 AM

It should be able to run it depending on what CPU and other components it has to power but you'd be cutting it close. Also you wouldn't be able to overclock the card or the CPU. What is the exact model you have? They don't make a HX series that's 550 watts. Please also list what you have and if it's at stock settings.

Check out your power use here, it's the most accurate calculator I've found.
http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.js...
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December 17, 2012 3:24:39 AM

andrewcarr said:
It should be able to run it depending on what CPU and other components it has to power but you'd be cutting it close. Also you wouldn't be able to overclock the card or the CPU. What is the exact model you have? They don't make a HX series that's 550 watts. Please also list what you have and if it's at stock settings.

Check out your power use here, it's the most accurate calculator I've found.
http://www.extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine

For what I have right now you can just click on the banner in my sig and I meant tx not hx for the 550http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
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December 17, 2012 3:38:03 AM

But with that you're easily within your PSU's limit. I'm talking about the HDD (7200 RPM?) and/or SSD, optical drive, SSD, even how many fans the case has and what size. Six high performance fans can be the extra 40-60 watts that sets the PSU over.

Now if you don't have many accessories you should be fine.
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December 18, 2012 2:49:52 PM

andrewcarr said:
But with that you're easily within your PSU's limit. I'm talking about the HDD (7200 RPM?) and/or SSD, optical drive, SSD, even how many fans the case has and what size. Six high performance fans can be the extra 40-60 watts that sets the PSU over.

Now if you don't have many accessories you should be fine.

I have one seagate barracuda 500gb @7200 rpm and 3 low rpm 230 mm case fans one normal 140 mm and one 120 mm for the CPU and a touch screen fan controller from nzxt
last on the list is a generic cd reader writer
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December 18, 2012 6:08:59 PM

Then you should be fine.
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December 20, 2012 4:17:28 AM

porsht said:
Will a corsair hx 550 be enough to power a 690?Or will I need an upgrade if that's the case then I will get an hx 850



I suggest you buy a cooler master gx 750 watts or gx 650 watts (both are 80 plus bronze certified)
I think it will suit your needs

http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=...
click the link above for cooler master gx 750 watts.

http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=...
click the link above for cooler master gx 650 watts.

you can select Silent Pro Hybrid 850 Watts instead of hx 850 because Silent Pro Hybrid 850 watts has Nvidia SLI ready support

http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=...
click the link above for cooler master Silent Pro Hybrid 850 watts.

Just 2 be safe you know!!!
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December 20, 2012 5:00:17 PM

But why spend the money when he doesn't have to. Also you'll learn never to recommend a CM PSU their awful and you should never get one.
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